Good Technology acquires Copiun for BYOD play

The enterprise mobility software vendor said that its latest purchase will flesh out the company's product portfolio.
Written by Spandas Lui, Contributor

Enterprise mobility software vendor Good Technology has snapped up fellow mobility player Copiun, to capitalise on the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

The acquisition is set to be completed by this month, with Good Technology refusing to disclose the value of the acquisition.

Copiun has developed software that allows mobile users to securely access shared files without a VPN connection or firewall configuration, which was appealing to Good Technology.

The vendor has had an on-going relationship with Copiun for some time, Good Technology General Manager for Asia-Pacific Jim Watson told ZDNet Australia.

"A significant amount of our clients use both Copiun and Good Technology solutions in conjunction with one another, so [the acquisition] was a natural company progression to make," he said.

Good Technology has observed that there is keen interest in BYOD, and even choose-your-own-device (CYOD), in the enterprise market. In a recent ZDNet CIO Jury survey, 10 out of the 12 CIO respondents said that their company was in full support of BYOD, though few have actually executed an official policy around it.

"As we've seen our business grow, it's clear a mobile workforce is a productive workforce, and keeping data secure, no matter how employees are accessing business files and documents, is critical," Watson said. "This acquisition will expand the ability of our Australian operations to deliver a full enterprise solution to our clients, and have the same effect globally."

Copiun's only has a presence in Australia through its channel partners, while Good Technology has an office in Melbourne.

Good Technology will take over all the staff currently working at Copiun's Massachusetts headquarters in the US, including Copiun CEO Puneesh Chaudhry. The HQ will become a Good Technology office.

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